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Partner with the specialists at Essentia Health for screening and diagnostic tests that can help identify heart and vascular conditions. You can rely on our experienced doctors for safe, accurate, and comprehensive testing services.
Screening tests are done to check for problems before symptoms appear. Your doctor may recommend certain screening tests depending on your risk factors, family history, and overall health. Diagnostic tests are performed if you have symptoms of a heart condition.
Your primary care doctor may recommend certain diagnostic tests if you have signs of a heart condition. Sometimes, heart conditions cause noticeable symptoms and sometimes they don't. Talk to your primary care doctor if you experience symptoms like:
The following cardiac imaging tests show how your heart and blood vessels are working.
During this test, your heart rate is tracked while you use an exercise machine like a treadmill. If you can't perform the exercise, you will be given a medication to mimic the effects of exercise on your heart.
You may also need stress echocardiogram. This test takes ultrasound images of your heart before and after an exercise stress test.
An arrhythmia is a condition where your heart beats irregularly, either too fast or too slow. To check for an arrhythmia, you may have one of the following three tests:
Trust the vascular medicine experts at Essentia for tests to check for blockages, hardening of the arteries, or other problems.
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You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.